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Geraldo Riveraís son: Iím Ďashamedí of my fatherís remarks about Trayvon Martin and his hoodie
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Posted on 03/24/2012 9:56:44 AM PDT by JoeProBono

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1 posted on 03/24/2012 9:56:45 AM PDT by JoeProBono
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To: JoeProBono

So many things to be ashamed of if Geraldo’s your father - but he picks THIS one? How many dopes are in that family?


2 posted on 03/24/2012 9:58:58 AM PDT by miss marmelstein
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To: JoeProBono

And if this mob chit keeps up, white boys with shaved heads will need worry, too.


3 posted on 03/24/2012 10:00:03 AM PDT by Irenic (The pencil sharpener and Elmer's glue is put away-- we've lost the red wheel barrow)
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4 posted on 03/24/2012 10:03:11 AM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Mater tua caligas gerit ;-{)
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To: Irenic


5 posted on 03/24/2012 10:05:25 AM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Mater tua caligas gerit ;-{)
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To: JoeProBono
Geraldo sees what may be a cause in the shooting and try to warn other young men of a possible danger and your ashamed? I do not agree with Geraldo on a lot of things, but to try to warn others of a danger real or not is not one of them.
6 posted on 03/24/2012 10:05:58 AM PDT by 20yearvet (they yell for more tests as long as its your money)
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To: JoeProBono

Another menacing young man in a hoodie.

7 posted on 03/24/2012 10:09:11 AM PDT by Uncle Slayton
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To: JoeProBono

I saw a current photo of this 6’2”, 190# “child” on an earlier post. I would like to see a current picture of Trayvon next to one of Obama and see if there is a family resemblance.


8 posted on 03/24/2012 10:09:24 AM PDT by WestwardHo
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To: JoeProBono

Sorry, I’ve seen too many of those things worn by criminals that the mere sight of one gives me the shivers. It reminds me of the bad old days in NYC when some brat was coming towards me doing the “pimp roll.”

Geraldo is right. The same way a mother is right when she tells her daughter either to not dress provocatively or avoid areas where dressing provocatively causes trouble (i.e.construction sites).

Like Rush, I live in Realville.


9 posted on 03/24/2012 10:12:23 AM PDT by miss marmelstein
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To: miss marmelstein

Heraldo is first of all, Hispanic. And the shooter, in this instance, Jorge Zimmerman, also LOOKS Hispanic. Therefore Heraldo was in a position of DEFENDING the shooter against charges of “racism”, which is considered to be a very bad thing among “people of color”.

But wearing a hoodie, that is a conspicuous act in itself, one that effectively HIDES most racial characteristics. Kind of like a unisex burqa, meant to conceal, and often, other than merely facial features.

Liberal defecate rocks about persons who might be carrying a weapon, but they calmly accept clothing style that may be concealing much more than a Glock?

Could have been a vest bomb or a hand grenade under that hoodie.


10 posted on 03/24/2012 10:15:08 AM PDT by alloysteel (College "education" may be the worst mischief to be inflicted upon the next generation.)
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To: Uncle Slayton

I am starting to wonder if “the hoodie” controversy breaks down among city people versus rural people. In rural and suburban neighborhoods, the hoodie is simply a garment. For those who live in giant, Democratically-run, corrupt cities, the hoodie means something else.


11 posted on 03/24/2012 10:16:13 AM PDT by miss marmelstein
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To: 20yearvet

I don’t care for Geraldo but he makes sense on this point. Recently I was out walking and had my hoody up because it was windy here in San Jose. A county Sheriff drove by me slowly and looked me up and down. I wasn’t offended. He was doing his job and I admit I looked suspicious.

In the book “The Gift of Fear” the author points out that we “profile” as a survival mechanism and some people are killed because they ignore that instinct to be politically correct. I raise my “alert” radar in numerous situations: Latinos with prison tattoos and/or sporting gang colors, blacks on BART wearing “thug” clothing, white bikers, Vietnamese gangsters etc. I freely admit I avoid areas where there is a lot of gang activity or high levels of crimes committed by blacks (most of Oakland, Richmond, Hunters Point-Bayview area of San Francisco). Oakland has a crime rate at least 3x of that of San Jose (and most of the homicides here are gang-related.)


12 posted on 03/24/2012 10:16:21 AM PDT by Conservative Vet
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To: miss marmelstein


13 posted on 03/24/2012 10:17:38 AM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Mater tua caligas gerit ;-{)
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To: alloysteel

Every night on my local news, I watch teenagers doing the perp walk and they are almost always wearing hoodies. They are good for committing crimes (more comfy than a ski mask) and excellent for hiding from the cameras after an arrest.


14 posted on 03/24/2012 10:19:56 AM PDT by miss marmelstein
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To: alloysteel


15 posted on 03/24/2012 10:20:42 AM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Mater tua caligas gerit ;-{)
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To: JoeProBono

Zimmerman looks like a latino “Chaz” Bono.


16 posted on 03/24/2012 10:22:08 AM PDT by dfwgator (Don't wake up in a roadside ditch. Get rid of Romney.)
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To: miss marmelstein

I agree with you that the image you wish to portray comes out loud and clear in your clothing whether it’s a hoody and gangster garb or a dress that is slit up to your waist. However, Geraldo is missing a bigger point which should be the breakdown of the black American family. Too many fathers are not truly parenting their kids and the poor kids are the worse off for it. Where’s Bill Cosby when you need him? Where’s the leadership in the black community?


17 posted on 03/24/2012 10:24:37 AM PDT by tell me
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To: dfwgator

You’re sure about that ...huh?


18 posted on 03/24/2012 10:26:53 AM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Mater tua caligas gerit ;-{)
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To: dfwgator

secret witness says Zimmerman was on the bottom of the fight and calling Help me help me to 911...wonder if that will get reported much.


19 posted on 03/24/2012 10:27:08 AM PDT by RummyChick (It's a Satan Sandwich with Satan Fries on the side - perfect for Obama 666)
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To: miss marmelstein
Hoodies are just bad news, no matter where or when they are worn and no matter who is wearing the hoodie.

Law enforcement officials such as policemen and neighborhood watch captains should almost always question those who are wearing a hoodie.

20 posted on 03/24/2012 10:27:17 AM PDT by Uncle Slayton
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To: miss marmelstein

Agree with you! My first thought would be the same, until I get more information that proves otherwise, such as getting closer, looking at the person sufficiently close, perhaps briefly talking to them, have they traveled this route before, crime in the area, weather conditions, commonly traveled by other ppl to get to the store, etc.


21 posted on 03/24/2012 10:33:42 AM PDT by SgtHooper (The last thing I want to do is hurt you. But it's still on the list.)
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To: tell me

I’m sure Cosby doesn’t think the hoodie is a smart garment for black teenagers to be wearing. But I’m sure he sympathizes with the black family of this boy - as he has every right to do. He’s been great on so many issues concerning black America - a hero in my view.

Getting back to style and image, I remember the woman in a burqa who went into an upscale Paris shop and got punched out by an upscale Parisienne who had a problem with chicks wearing burqas. Must say, I enjoyed that little sartorial mistake!


22 posted on 03/24/2012 10:34:02 AM PDT by miss marmelstein
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To: JoeProBono
I believe that is a photo of him when he was 12. There is another thread on FR and this was his most recent photo on Facebook: Photobucket
23 posted on 03/24/2012 10:39:46 AM PDT by mojitojoe (American by birth. Southern by the grace of God. Conservative by reason and logic.)
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To: SgtHooper

There’s another clue I always look for when I’m walking down the street in NYC - is the guy in the hoodie walking quickly with purpose in his step - or is he walking slowly, looking at people, and generally seeming not to have a destination? That’s another thing I’m wondering about in this Zimmerman mess.


24 posted on 03/24/2012 10:39:46 AM PDT by miss marmelstein
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To: dfwgator

He really does! That’s an hilarious observation.


25 posted on 03/24/2012 10:41:51 AM PDT by miss marmelstein
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To: JoeProBono

Whorealdo just showing solidarity with his fellow white hispanic.


26 posted on 03/24/2012 10:52:44 AM PDT by DManA
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To: miss marmelstein
"Sorry, I’ve seen too many of those things worn by criminals that the mere sight of one gives me the shivers."


When I see someone wearing one of these is when I get the shivers.

27 posted on 03/24/2012 11:01:42 AM PDT by Spunky
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To: miss marmelstein
So many things to be ashamed of if Geraldo’s your father - but he picks THIS one?

By itself, I thought it was one more sensible remarks to get rotation.

28 posted on 03/24/2012 11:03:06 AM PDT by the invisib1e hand (obamacare is an oxymoron.)
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To: JoeProBono
I don't get this whole conversation. A hoodie is very common piece of apparel. I've never thought of a hoodie as racial unless the rest of the ensemble made it oblivious.
I go to alot of outdoor sporting events and when the weather calls for it, a good majority of the crowd has their hoodies up. This is just plain stupid! IMHO
29 posted on 03/24/2012 11:04:04 AM PDT by Gettin Betta
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To: Uncle Slayton; miss marmelstein

I think you are right mm. We live in a rural area and ALL my kids and grandkids wear them. We have a lot of wind here and they are great for keeping the wind off your head.


30 posted on 03/24/2012 11:08:00 AM PDT by Spunky
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To: Uncle Slayton; miss marmelstein

I think you are right mm. We live in a rural area and ALL my kids and grandkids wear them. We have a lot of wind here and they are great for keeping the wind off your head.


31 posted on 03/24/2012 11:08:20 AM PDT by Spunky
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To: Uncle Slayton

“Hoodies are just bad news, no matter where or when they are worn and no matter who is wearing the hoodie.
Law enforcement officials such as policemen and neighborhood watch captains should almost always question those who are wearing a hoodie.”

This was a “gated community” as initially reported on the news.

What is a big guy in a Hoodie doing in a Gated Community??

The News initially said ... There had been break-ins by “Young Black” males recently

This volunteer security guard should have not chased him; but, it states that he is going to the second exit in this gated community..... Also initially reported this young man had his hand in his waistband.... This is often a signal “I have a Gun”...... This volunteer security guard is being linched in the media.......... Obama said if he had a son he would look like “Trayvon” this is feul on the fire!!!!


32 posted on 03/24/2012 11:12:22 AM PDT by ebysan (ebysan)
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To: miss marmelstein

The fact is, you don’t see hoodies that much in Florida — too hot. I agree Geraldo is OK on this one.


33 posted on 03/24/2012 11:16:34 AM PDT by varina davis (A real American patriot -- Gov. Rick Perry)
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Hadn’t even thought about the weather! Good point.


34 posted on 03/24/2012 11:21:52 AM PDT by miss marmelstein
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I’m just an ooooold redneck, but in THAT photo, Trayvon does not look at all dangerous. In fact, he DOES look like Zero......he looks like a sissified pantywaist pussy.

If that Neighborhood Watch guy wanted to blow somebody away just for the helluvit, he should have at least chosen an individual who LOOKS mean and threatening,wouldn’t ya’ think?!

My Lord! He tries to justify “self-defense” against THAT weepy, wimpy-looking little twerp?! I’m not a judge, but if I were, and he were in MY court, he wouldn’t have a leg to stand on!


35 posted on 03/24/2012 11:25:17 AM PDT by Tucker39 ( Psa 68:19Blessed be the Lord, who daily loadeth us with benefits; even the God of our salvation.KJV)
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To: Uncle Slayton

“Hoodies are just bad news, no matter where or when they are worn and no matter who is wearing the hoodie.
Law enforcement officials such as policemen and neighborhood watch captains should almost always question those who are wearing a hoodie”.

This was a “gated community” as initially reported on the news.

What is a big black guy in a Hoodie doing in a Gated Community??

The News initially said ... There had been break-ins by “Young Black” males recently

This volunteer security guard should not have chased him; but, it states that he is going to the second exit in this gated community..... Also initially reported this young man had his hand in his waistband.... This is often a signal “I have a Gun”...... This volunteer security guard is being lynched in the media!!.......... Obama said if he had a son he would look like “Trayvon”............ this is fuel on the fire!!!!


36 posted on 03/24/2012 11:31:56 AM PDT by ebysan (ebysan)
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To: miss marmelstein

Hey there. Yes, wearing hoodies in Orlando and/or Miami seems a bit strange to me. Plus, Florida is unusually warm for this time of year.


37 posted on 03/24/2012 11:37:45 AM PDT by varina davis (A real American patriot -- Gov. Rick Perry)
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To: JoeProBono

Really? This is where he draws the line? The first time he whined on National TV would have been it for me.


38 posted on 03/24/2012 11:40:14 AM PDT by formosa (Formosa)
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To: Gettin Betta

How’s the weather today out there in Nebraska?


39 posted on 03/24/2012 11:44:17 AM PDT by norton
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To: ebysan

“What is a big black guy in a Hoodie doing in a Gated Community??”

That question still has not been answered?

You would think that there would be more outrage about the fact that “a big black guy” was in a gated community.


40 posted on 03/24/2012 11:49:18 AM PDT by Uncle Slayton
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To: JoeProBono
Face it Gerry...you're all washed up....your career is over. Thanks for all the laughs, over the years.


41 posted on 03/24/2012 11:52:52 AM PDT by Daffynition (On Andrew Breitbart: In his honor, I'll fight harder...He'll be back and he'll be millions.)
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You would think that there would be more outrage about the fact that “a big black guy” was in a gated community.

You're kidding,right?

42 posted on 03/24/2012 11:54:27 AM PDT by Doe Eyes
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To: norton

Looks like a high of 80 and low of 55
I however am in North Hollywood Ca, so I’m a little confused by your question


43 posted on 03/24/2012 11:55:08 AM PDT by Gettin Betta
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To: miss marmelstein

“How many dopes are in that family?” I’m not too good in math but I suggest you google Heraldos family tree on Ancestry.com, when you go back as far as ya can, the total number of ancestors will be your answer!!!


44 posted on 03/24/2012 12:06:15 PM PDT by Fighter@heart (Ask The American Indian how ignoring immigration worked out for them!!! WAKE UP!!)
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To: Doe Eyes; ebysan

Ebysan brings up a good question in post 36 asking the very same interesting question.


45 posted on 03/24/2012 12:07:25 PM PDT by Uncle Slayton
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To: JoeProBono

I guess it depends on context. You can dress your baby in red or blue, and nobody’s going to think of those as gang colors. With adolescents it’s different. It may mean different things if you’re wearing yellow and black to an American football game or to a soccer game, where they may be taken as gang colors.


46 posted on 03/24/2012 12:10:59 PM PDT by x
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To: Uncle Slayton

“Ebysan brings up a good question in post 36 asking the very same interesting question.”

Thanks!!

Look at the innocent photo portrayed by the media of a young black boy!!

Then look at his Facebook” photo..... I would question why he was in my “Gated Community” with his hand in his waist!!

I would not have chased him to the 2nd exit to this “Gated Community”

The media is portraying Trayvon as a squeeky clean little boy.......This man is “not” a little boy!!!


47 posted on 03/24/2012 12:32:05 PM PDT by ebysan (ebysan)
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48 posted on 03/24/2012 1:16:52 PM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Mater tua caligas gerit ;-{)
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49 posted on 03/24/2012 1:23:21 PM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Mater tua caligas gerit ;-{)
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50 posted on 03/24/2012 1:31:08 PM PDT by Daffynition (On Andrew Breitbart: In his honor, I'll fight harder...He'll be back and he'll be millions.)
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